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How to Transition Your Diet from Meat to Veggie

You’ve just been to your doctor for a checkup and found your results to be less than desirable. Maybe your blood pressure was over a good range, your sugar was a tad on the high side, or the usual extra pounds didn’t budge even though you’ve been trying that new diet. Or maybe you just got the results back on your blood panel and your high cholesterol levels were the main topic of discussion at your consultation.

Spring Cleaning with Whole Foods

Spring cleaning time is upon us, both for our homes and our bodies. Now is the time health and daily living magazines feature the latest cleansing tonic and exercise routine.

After months of winter’s culinary indulgences, your body needs lighter dining fare. Foods with warmer properties are no longer necessary, yet the summer time’s sumptuous, luscious melons are not yet in season. During this time, changing food habits is like rotating your wardrobe; you may begin phasing out rich foods that are like a warm coat to favoring foods that are more like a light, long-sleeved shirt.

Bread: Our Most Cherished Ancient Delight

Many people would agree that the smell and taste of freshly baked bread is one of the most satisfying in the world. Our olfactory sense and taste buds are fans of thousands of scents and tastes, but bread seems to be a commonly agreed upon favorite. It’s the food of fellowship, hence the phrase, “break bread together”, meaning, “Let’s share conversation and food”.

Don’t Bug Me, I’m Eating! Unconventional Foods You May Be Missing

“Please pass the crickets” would be an anomalous grouping of words during the usual American family meal. Most people in America also won’t be giving their sweetheart a tin of chocolate coated ants for Valentine’s Day.

Power Up! 5 Essential Whole Foods for Athletes

Tucson’s gorgeous winter weather brings more people outside for their exercise throughout the day. Cooler weather is ideal for athletes going the distance to get out and get some serious duration while summer’s warmer temps are best for building speed.

Athletic performance demands much from your body. While proper training techniques are essential to avoiding injury and making the most gains from your workouts, athletes require special nutrition to feed those hard-working body parts and help them recover.

5 Not-So-Healthy Health Foods to Avoid

Did you make a New Year’s resolution to eat healthier this year? If so, you may be surprised to learn which foods are really not as good for you as you once thought.

Light. Reduced Fat. Reduced Sodium. All natural. Essential vitamins and minerals. Give a nod to the companies that are actually trying, but consider the flaws in foods carrying some of those labels. It’s guaranteed that the more a food is processed the more it becomes junk, regardless of claims on the label. But don’t be fooled! The following list of health foods that are actually junk may shock you:

For the Love of Chocolate

People all over the world love noshing on bars and cubes of chocolate confections during the holiday season. Candy canes are a classic symbol for Christmas, but chocolate Santas and boxes of the finest names in chocolate are one of the most gifted food items during the holidays.

Whether you prefer silky, creamy milk chocolate or love to melt rich, voluptuous dark chocolate across your palate, people the world over have a deep love affair with this incredible food of the gods.

Tis the Season for Fruitcake!


It’s either loved or hated; there is rarely an indifferent opinion. Many people see this as a cloyingly sweet confection that is dense and hard enough to break a truck windshield. Just seeing the little plastic containers of the candied fruit mix in the grocer’s produce section can turn the stomachs of those who are not a fan.

Day before Hacks to a Stress-Free Thanksgiving Turkey Dinner

Aside from gift shopping and wrapping, Tucson’s holiday season is essentially built around one major question - What’s for dinner?

Enough Pumpkin Hype? Cherish the Season’s Awesome Autumn Apples

Pumpkin hype during the months of October and November has us seeing orange. Pumpkin products, beverages and foods swarm our grocery stores, coffee shops, recipe books and news feeds. Health and beauty aisles even display pumpkin hair products! Our high pumpkin fever would make the fabled Great Pumpkin proud!